Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern


"LLANVIHANGEL-YSTERN-LLEWERN, a parish in the hundred of Skenfreth, county Monmouth, 5 miles N.W. of Monmouth, its post town. It is situated on the river Trothy. It is chiefly used as grassland, and for the growth of fruit trees. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £221. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The charities, including £9 to Thomas's school, produce about £9 per annum." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches established after 1851.

Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern Parish; Statistics; Area 1864 acres; Population 100 males, 71 females, total 171

  • Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern Parish Church     Attendance (average)  - morning 45 + 12 scholars, afternoon 40 + 6 scholars     2 services in English    A O Crawley, Curate
  • Ebenezer Chapel, Baptist      Erected 1842    Attendance - morning 27 + 10 scholars, afternoon 18 scholars, evening 33      Thomas Cobner, Minister

Capel Y Crynwyr - on the People's Collection Wales site


    Church Records

    See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

    • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
      Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern, St Michael's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      1695-1739, 1754-18121696-1736, 1755-1811, 1813-34, 1842-19691695-1739, 1755-1975
      Bishops Transcripts1725-41, 1743-6, 1748-1818, 1820-81 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

    Description & Travel

    • Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern  - on wikipedia
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    Historical Geography

    You can see the administrative areas in which Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



    • Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
    • Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
    • Plan of the parish of Llanvihangel-Ysterne-Llewerne in the County of Monmouth - on the People's Collection Wales site

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO429149 (Lat/Lon: 51.82978, -2.830696), Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern which are provided by: